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Banking & Finance Lawyers

A strong team for Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance team at CMS comprises more than 50 lawyers serving clients throughout Germany, operating mainly out of our Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart offices. We advise on the full range of banking law and finance:

Our clients include banks, financial services providers, private equity investors and arrangers – from SMEs to international corporations. Due to our structure and versatility, we are the perfect choice for legal advice on projects of any size and complexity.

Focusing on client needs – nationally and internationally

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS Germany can draw on an international network of lawyers and tax advisors. These resources include 250 experts for banking & finance law. Depending on the particular requirements, we assemble international teams led by an experienced lawyer, usually a partner in the firm.

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Martin Bell
Dr. Martin Bell
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Martin Bell is an extremely experienced transaction lawyer, having advised on a multitude of M&A and private equity transactions as well as on corporate restructurings. German and international companies...
Kerstin Block
Dr. Kerstin Block, LL.B.
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin | Head of Banking & Finance, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Kerstin Block advises German and international banks, leasing companies and investors on financing and leasing transactions. Her expertise covers a wide variety of financings with a particular focus on...
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Axel Dippmann
Axel Dippmann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Axel Dippmann has long-standing experience as a finance lawyer, working both on the lender and borrower side. He specialises in high-volume syndicated loans for corporates, acquisition financing as well...
Henrik Drinkuth
Dr. Henrik Drinkuth
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Henrik Drinkuth is a Corporate/M&A partner with more than 20 years‘ experience advising German and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public takeovers, corporate restructurings...
Michael C Frege
Dr. Michael C Frege
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht (Certified lawyer for insolvency law)
Germany, Leipzig
Germany, Duesseldorf
Michael Frege is an insolvency and corporate restructuring specialist. He has long-standing experience in advising on insolvencies and as an insolvency administrator, including insolvency proceedings...
André Frischemeier
Dr. André Frischemeier
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
André Frischemeier specialises in advising on financing transactions, restructurings and refinancings, acting for both German and international companies as well as investors and insurance companies...
Karsten Heider
Dr. Karsten Heider
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Karsten Heider focuses on German stock corporation and capital market law. He provides ongoing advice to listed companies, for example on AGMs, D&O liability and insider trading law matters and also advises...
Joachim Kaetzler
Dr. Joachim Kaetzler
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of the CMS Banking & Finance Group
Germany, Frankfurt
Joachim Kaetzler specialises in banking supervisory law and compliance. His work includes general banking law as well as securities supervisory law. Moreover, he has special expertise in matters of money...
Holger Kraft
Dr. Holger Kraft
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Holger Kraft specialises in advising on national and international energy and infrastructure transactions and project finance. This includes structuring and managing the transactions as well as considering...
Rolf Leithaus
Dr. Rolf Leithaus
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Insolvency expert Rolf Leithaus advises companies on restructuring and liquidation proceedings and regularly handles international and cross-border insolvencies for his clients. He specialises in advising...